2012 Delhi gangrape case: Repeated delays in execution of convicts incentivises vigilante justice; erodes faith in India’s criminal justice system
The 2012 Delhi gangrape and murder case was put on fast track, yet more than seven years have passed, and the mother of the victim is still crying for justice.
Supreme Court takes note of increase in rape cases, seeks status reports from states, high courts by 7 February
The Supreme Court on Wednesday took suo motu cognizance for assessment of the criminal justice system in response to sexual offences.
Staff crunch, poor infrastructure: Officials highlight how gaps in Indian criminal justice system prevent implementation of child protection laws
Even as political leaders call for stringent, and even barbaric, punishment to alleged offenders, administrative officials from the western part of the country on Tuesday listed out several challenges in implementing laws for child protection
Centre seeks criminal justice system overhaul, says protracted trials in heinous cases damaging police credibility
With more than 2.6 lakh criminal cases pending, including 15,000 related to murder, the Centre in a comprehensive note to the states and Central agencies asked for speedy investigation and swift trial.
NCRB data shows long-drawn out trials and low conviction rates the norm; criminal justice system crying out for reform
Data from the recently released NCRB report shows a criminal justice system that is in serious need of repair.
Naroda Patiya massacre: Maya Kodnani's acquittal exposes a justice system ineffectual against mob violence
Maya Kodnani’s acquittal follows a familiar pattern that raises serious doubts about India’s criminal justice system and exposes its inability to deal with crimes of collective nature.
Criminal justice system in India skewed against the poor; judiciary losing credibility due to repeated legal oversights
Such miscarriages of justice run the entire gamut of the criminal justice system in India. Be it the police, investigators, advocates, media, even the judiciary — the weak and powerless find the system stacked against them.
Aarushi Talwar, Hemraj double murder case: How a contradicting CBI and an overlooking trial court caused travesty of justice
It is a travesty of justice that the Talwars were found guilty by the court even when the agency that probed the case was not sure if it had enough evidence to establish their guilt.
Aarushi Talwar murder case: Verdict an eye-opener why India's criminal justice system needs an urgent overhaul
This verdict is a sad metaphor for the current state of the Indian criminal justice system.
The report also tries to bring out the fact that there are very serious and real social costs to the experience that prisoners and their families go through.
The Supreme Court Friday told the central government to take steps to fast-track the criminal justice system so that cases can be decided expeditiously instead of lingering for years.
The court said this after a convict in a dowry death case had to wait nearly 13 years before his appeal was decided by the Punjab and Haryana High Court while the apex court took another nine years before giving a ruling 11 November.
Holder said he is mandating a change to Justice Department policy so that low-level, non-violent drug offenders with no ties to large-scale organizations, gangs or cartels won't be charged with offenses that impose mandatory minimum sentences.